HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION NAMES
SIMONE GARCIA JOHNSON,
DAUGHTER OF DWAYNE JOHNSON & DANY GARCIA,
2018 GOLDEN GLOBE AMBASSADOR
ANNOUNCED AT ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE CELEBRATION
Evening Presented by FIJI Water & INFINITI
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 15, 2017) – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has selected Simone Garcia Johnson, daughter of Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, as the newly re-named Golden Globe Ambassador for the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Globe ® Awards. The unveiling occurred this evening at a star-studded party at Catch LA in West Hollywood, hosted by the HFPA and InStyle, and presented by FIJI Water and INFINITI.
HFPA President Meher Tatna made the announcement revealing the honoree’s new title, formerly known as Miss/Mr. Golden Globe.
“As we look forward to the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association members decided to expand this role to embody the HFPA’s philanthropic efforts year round,” said Tatna. “The honoree will now be referred to as the Golden Globe Ambassador and we could not think of a better representative than Simone to carry on this tradition, as her values closely reflect everything the HFPA stands for.”
During the press conference, 2018 Golden Globe Ambassador Simone Garcia Johnson also announced her partnership with GlobalGirl Media as part of her newly minted title. Supported by the HFPA through their annual grant giving work, GlobalGirl Media empowers young women in journalism from disadvantaged areas by providing them the tools they need to become journalists and the opportunity to use their voice.
“I’ve been lucky enough to grow up in a household with strong role models and feel so honored to represent the HFPA for its 75th Anniversary,” said Garcia Johnson. “As the newly minted Golden Globe Ambassador, I hope to serve as a role model to young people everywhere and empower them to speak out on issues they are passionate about.”
Chosen by the HFPA, the honoree is traditionally the son or daughter of one of the industry’s most respected actors/actresses/directors/producers of our time and assists during the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. The 75th Annual Golden Globe® Awards will air LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 5-8PM PT/8-11PM ET from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Newly signed to IMG Models, Simone Garcia Johnson is the daughter of entertainment icon Dwayne Johnson and producer and Chairwoman of Seven Bucks Productions Dany Garcia.
Previous honorees include: Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet Stallone, daughters of Sylvester Stallone; Corinne Foxx, daughter of Jamie Foxx; Greer Grammer, daughter of Kelsey Grammer; Sosie Bacon, daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick; Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher; Sam Fox, son of Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan; Rainey Qualley, daughter of Andie MacDowell; Gia Mantegna, daughter of Joe Mantegna; Rumer Willis, daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis; Laura Dern, daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern; Joely Fisher, daughter of Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher; Melanie Griffith, daughter of Tippi Hedren; Freddie Prinze Jr., son of Freddie Prinze; and Mavis Spencer, daughter of Alfre Woodard and Roderick Spencer. A full list of previous honorees may be found at https://www.goldenglobes.com/ambassador-missmr-golden-globe .
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Meher Tatna is President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions; and Barry Adelman, Executive VP of Television at dick clark productions will serve as executive producers.
About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of L.A.-based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Seventy years later, members of the HFPA represent 56 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which has enabled the organization to donate nearly $30 million to entertainment-related charities, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts over the last 25 years. This year, the HFPA will distribute $2.8 million in grants through their Charitable Trust to a diverse group of organizations and institutions within the entertainment industry. For more information, please visit www.GoldenGlobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@GoldenGlobes) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoldenGlobes).
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InStyle is one of the most successful global fashion media brands, with a cross-platform reach of more than 30 million spanning print, online, digital and social media and live events. As an influential leader at the nexus of celebrity, fashion, beauty and popular culture, InStyle includes the signature magazine, with 13 international editions across 5 continents, InStyle.com, and multiple brand extensions, including the annual InStyle Awards and the weekly video series “Dirty Laundry.”
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